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8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Elderton- extras

Whatever you do, definitely go with high ceilings. It makes such a difference to the home in more ways than one.
But I agree with Graham, go with the Timber…

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8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Wow, they are charging that much these days? That's some crazy mark up. Definitely save a lot by doing the other end yourself then.

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Yeah you're not the only one. I am unsure of why these developers insist on timber. The problem is, if it's a proper lapped and capped timber fence AND is…

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Yeah your pre-wiring will include everything - essentially you just need to install the down light itself. Probably worth having them do the whole thing if you can afford it,…

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Hi Vin, have you considered having a garage door or even just a double glass door opening to the rear of the garage? That way you can get direct access…

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Impact of current economic situation on house building this

There was always some economic uncertainty prior to COVID-19, however COVID-19 will force the entire world into a recession. Could actually be a blessing in disguise, as a lot of…

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Very good point. A lot of break ins are through internal garage doors, so this is a smart option.

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

With corner lots, developers have extra guidelines for the secondary facade, including the articulation and landscaping requirements. In other words, because one side of your house shows directly to the…

8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
New Living Homes

it might be cheaper to get your driveway done elsewhere, however realistically the savings on it will be minimal. Just depends whether you want to cut down on every penny,…

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8 months8 monthsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Front setback - Akuna Vista -Blacktown Council

Your porch is your articulation zone, so it will be 4.5 to the building facade, not the porch. So B is what it should be.

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Wow, what a nightmare! Foxtel are hopeless.

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building at Willowdale

I have a colorbond roof with sarking and R4 glasswool batts to the ceiling and it's more than enough. Even with heavy rain it's fine. Noise isn't an issue. The…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Hi Debanjan99,
Once Opticomm connect up the gar in your garage, you can phone Exetel or whoever you decide to go with (Usually takes 1-2 days to show up in their…

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4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

I did mine first after slab. Then the next one was after frame was up etc. If you speak to Houspect or whoever you decide to go with, they'll tell…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Houspect. I used them, they were pretty good.
For a single story, you're looking at roughly around $500 per stage on average.

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Bare in mind that you won't get their phone contact details, only address details - so Jazz926 will have to send them a letter in the mail.

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Sounds like a BASIX requirement. Either way, it's a good thing. Upgrades insulation makes a big difference. I also upgrade from standard to the max (external walls only) and you…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Not sure about fencing, but depending on the positioning of it, you can always grow some decent shrubs near it to block view. Couple of people in my area got…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

They are good for peace of mind. I used Houspect. The were very thorough and knowledgeable. Wasn't cheap, and turns out there was not a lot wrong with my build…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building At Edmondson Park

Your best bet is to probably go with the drop edge beam. Depending on the materiel used, how high etc and of course labour, retaining walls could cost you more…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

I don't recall giving them a copy of my full occupancy certificate for the landscape rebate to be honest. I remember giving them my interim for my home rebate, but…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Definitely. Not sure if they will give you a credit though, because builders and all...
For example, we asked them to leave the tiling off our kitchen splashback so we could…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Clarendon may over-estimate site costs initially (I built with them) so just be weary of that. It can be a good thing as you may not get any nasty surprises…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi Tim, I built with Clarendon and Oran Park, and while their site costs were not "fixed", I did have a provision for the obvious stuff (rock removal). In terms…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Building at Willowdale

$80-$90 per metre is a reasonable price or colorbond fence + sleepers. Also depends on how many sleepers you have underneath as well though.

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Is anyone with exetel and currently experiencing really slow speeds?

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Sounds like they are being difficult. I was able get them to leave the tiles off the splashback, and we installed a glass splashback the day of handover.
I'd question…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Hi Asquit. I wouldn't worry too much, you won't see those ugly sleepers once you having planting in-between the fence and the retaining wall.
Plus, you don't have to pay…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building at Oran Park?

Finding a good fencer is hit and miss. I had my fencing done by 3 different fencers (Rear and side + Side + gates) and all three very very average.…

4 years4 yearsBrahma BullBrahma Bull posted:
Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Your builder has got it wrong. You don't need to insure your house until the day you have your official handover (ie when you get the keys). Insurance during construction…

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